Related Financial Opportunities
Transportation-related financial opportunities from organizations and federal agencies outside Clean Cities are listed below. Some of the government agencies listed have ongoing funding available; others issue funding notices periodically or assist in forming partnerships that can provide funding opportunities for transportation-related projects.
U.S. Department of Transportation
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program: Administered by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, CMAQ funds projects and programs that reduce transportation-related emissions and relieve traffic congestion. Funds are distributed locally through metropolitan planning organizations.
Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program: The VALE Program is designed to reduce sources of airport ground emissions. The program provides funding for fueling and charging stations, low-emission vehicles, and other airport air quality improvements.
Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) Program: The TIGGER Program works with public transit agencies to implement strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy use from transit agency operations.
Environmental Protection Agency
- National Clean Diesel Campaign: EPA provides funding for idle reduction, cleaner fuels, vehicle replacements, and other strategies that reduce human exposure to diesel exhaust.
- Grants and Fellowship Information: EPA provides links to grant programs and information about applying for EPA grants.
- EPA Regions: EPA regional offices can issue funding for projects in their respective geographic areas, which is the case for programs such as Clean School Bus USA.
- Environmental Education Grants Program: EPA's Office of Environmental Education supports projects that enhance public awareness, knowledge, and skills to help citizens make informed decisions that affect environmental quality.
- EPA National Center for Environmental Research Funding Opportunities: This website contains EPA funding opportunities for research, including grants and fellowships, as well as past and present research projects and programs.
Grants.gov is an information hub for more than 1,000 grant programs administered by federal government agencies. Grants.gov allows organizations to search and apply for competitive grant opportunities online. Search for grant opportunities on Grants.gov.
State Energy Offices
State energy offices research, demonstrate, and deploy renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies; spur energy-related economic development; and promote energy security and emergency preparedness. These offices can help you locate project funding. Find your state energy office from the National Association of State Energy Officials website.
Additional Funding Leads
Explore additional funding opportunities from federal government agencies:
- Financial Opportunities from DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- Biomass Program Solicitations from DOE's Biomass Program in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- Grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
- EPA Grants and Debarment Open Announcements
- Loan guarantees for clean energy projects from the DOE Loan Programs Office
- Federal Business Opportunities.